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and of those 547 are fully accessible which is now a 95 percent approval rating. and if you don't know where your polling place is, it is identified on the back of your voter information pamphlet but you can also call an important number, which is 415-554-4375. . that number is really important before the election, but it is also important on the day of the election. in case you run into any problems finding your polling place, or also, if you happen to run into any problems with your polling place, having the required accessibility feature and you want to be sure that you get that question answered and that service received as quickly as possible and i want to put our office out there as a resource too. but if you find that you are not able to vote on election
day, because there is some problem with your polling place or the equipment, you can either call in 554-4375 number, or you can call the mayor's office on disability, at 554-6789. because they actually give us the cell phone numbers of the people who monitor these places. and about accessible voting there is both touch screen and audio voting at our polling place and we have been there since 2008 and the touch screen voting is available in multiple languages, english, chinese and spanish, and in the audio ballots are also available, and they are trained and looking for the poll workers if you are interested in participating if you do get paid to be a poll worker and it is a very long day, but it is a great worth
while day. in addition to the accessible voting machines there should be accessible materials, at all of those polling places which includes large print and instructions, and mag fiyers and pen grips and accessible booths and if you happen to be in that five percent range of polling places that are not accessible, and you can always ask at any polling place, for curb side assistance to have them come out and take it and provide you with assistance and it is two that are permitted to help and i am going to close, again with that number. if you need help, going, it is 554-4375. and i want to just draw attention to today october 17, as being the 25th anniversary of the (inaudible) earthquake,
and remind everybody that our beautiful city hall here, was one of those buildings that was incredibly heavily damaged during that earthquake. and that there have been numerous city initiative to do seismic retrofits throughout and this building was one example of that. we invested hundreds of millions of dollars in this building to make it safe. but what we got out of that, was also, an accessible city hall, and so, there is a connection there, that as we invest in our future, for safety, and disaster preparedness that we are also investing in the accessibility of our critical infrastructure. every year, on this date, it is always a good reminder to update your plans, and make sure that your friends have your phone numbers and make sure that you have your prescriptions written down. and make sure that you have the few extra of those pills.
and this is your time to revisit your kits and your plans and your friends and your relationships. and our new mod web page has a disaster preparedness button down on the first home page. and i encourage you to go there to look at some of your resources and also, as the department of emergency website for sf 72, and also has the additional resources including resources for people with disabilities. so go home and be safe and celebrate. >> thank you. next up we have item number 1 3, information item correspondence. >> there is no correspondence. >> okay. >> next up we have number 1 4, discussion item, council member's comments and announcements. >> we have one announcement from chair supanich. >> yes. on october 30th, from noon
until 4:00, at the lgbt center on market street, there is a community out reach there for people who are over 50 and living with hiv or aids. and there are two topics, one is employment. and the other is creating a life we never thought that we would have and it is about finding purpose and meaning in your life. i strongly encourage the folks to attend and again, that is october 30th, from noon to four, at the lgbt center on market. >> okay, is that an item that you would like us to post on our google calendar on our modweb page? >> i would love that. >> let me add that there will be booths with community based organization and agencies, giving information to folks. so if the project homeless connect, on it and for the hiv community. >> great.
thank you. >> are there any other announcements or comments from council members? >> i have one, i would like to go ahead and point out that there is currently a letter writing campaign that is being undertaken by the independent living resource center of san francisco and this is for bart and in regards to, it is accessibility or let's see the lack thereof. and for its upcoming new updated bart cars if you are interested in being a part of this initiative, and you may contact the community organizer for the independent living resource center of san francisco. and which would be feona hensy, you can contact her by the offices at 415-543-6222. or you may also contact her by
e-mail at email@example.com and i do believe that she is in aat the pointed ans there as well if you would like to speak to her more about this issue. >> i see that there is one more announcement from the staff? >> one more announcement and thank you for your patience. >> we have sent it out on the e-mail, but on tuesday, october 21, at 2:00 p.m., at the san francisco main library, in the odd auditor um on the lower level there is a free screening of the emp erus, the lives of a single hotel, and this
sponsored by people in sros, including the collaborativive, and china town, and cdc and aids legal referral panel and the independent resource center and senior and disability and action and others, and the main library, is fully wheelchair accessible and you can call for accommodations by the days past. but i am just going to repeat again, tuesday, october 21, 2:00 p.m., san francisco main library, the (inaudible) auditor um. >> thank you, to the individual brought that to our attention and that is a big event that will get a lot of attention and reception. >> moving on to the last item, adjourn. i would like to thank everyone for coming to attend today as well as all of the speakers i know that this is the first of a long discussion on employment here in san francisco for people with disabilities. thank you.
city and school district and select committee for thursday, october 23rd, my name is jane kim and i serve as the chair and i am joined by my colleagues supervisor mark farrell and mendoza, and i want to recognize the clerk and cascoa as well as sfgtv who record the meetings and make them available to our public. madam clerk, are there any announcements? >> there are none. >> could we please take roll call? >> okay, commissioner fewer? >> here. >> supervisor kim? >> here. >> miss mendoza-mcdonnell? >> thank you. >> and supervisor farrell? >> present. >> thank you. >> we have a quorum.
>> okay. >> do you call the rest of the roll. >> this is new. >> we did last month. >> so sorry. >> and so the other members, i will call roll for, supervisor avalos? absent and commissioner wynns is also absent. >> thank you madam clerk. >> thank you. >> could we call the first item? thank you, commissioner. you are not commissioner any more, supervisor. it is file number 1 40986 and it is a hearing on educational and support services for unaccompanied and immigrant children. >> thank you, and this is a hearing request on presentations from sfusd and the department of public health and human, and the department of human services agency, and the department of family and children services division, regarding educational services and other support services
being provided and increase the numbers of unaccompanied minors and immigrant children arriving in san francisco, and this item was heard on september 25th, no action was taken due to the lack of quorum and i do need to take a motion on this item. so i would like to take a motion to file and can we take that motion without opposition and we can do so. thank you. and madam clerk, can you call the second item? >> thank you, supervisor, it is file number 1 40962, and it is a hearing on the city's policies for planning for new student enrollment due to increased residential development. >> thank you. i sorry... as you know, this item was brought to us actually by the school district. and the city has experienced a tremendous amount of
residential growth and a topic of discussion, here in the city and throughout the residential neighborhood and what has specifically come forward though, is actually some positive news, which is that our school district enrollment continues to grow as it has over the last couple of years and now what we are starting to feel the impact of is that we may be reaching and we may be receiving some limitations within our own school district capacity due to the tremendous growth here in the city and so this hearing was put forward and requested actually by president fewerer to understand how residential growth and our over all planning process will impact the schools now and in the future, historically the school district has not been a part of the larger city planning discussion and this is intent to start the discussion between the planning department and sfusd about this residential growth and today we have gill telly who is here to present on the growth and
influencing trends influencing growth and part of the story is how baby boomers and mellenials are leaving in the city to drive for new development in addition, the city has a goal to produce, 33 percent of new residential units as affordable up to 60 percent of residents, and many are being built on the east side of the city and much in the district that i represent, which includes the south of market and mission bay and historically many families have students that go to sfusd and we also have okeefe who will be presenting to provide an overview of the current methodology for projecting enrollment forecast and incredibly interesting and i had a moment to glance at it and how they plan for potential growth and additionally the school district is being asked to weigh in on developments that could have a impact on school sites and like to consider the big picture
throughout the city rather than just being ad hoc and site specific at each instance and i know that the mayor and the supervisor carranza, have been thinking about this issue and i want to thank, mendoza for convening the staff to begin this conversation last month to better align what we are planning in the city along with the school enrollment projection and before we start, i would like to give an opportunity to the school board president and also to our commissioner, to make some comments. >> thank you, supervisor kim, just to give our listening public a little background on this, the san francisco unified school district must by law educate every student with a public free and public education if they do so choose. and so, our obligation i feel compels us to have this hearing and also to collaborate with
the city as we are looking at a increase of residents in san francisco. and i think that it is unprecedented in san francisco history. so, the way that the school district works is that by fire code, we must serve all special ed students, kindergarten and first grade students on the first floor of our buildings, and if we are to accommodate the increasing growth of families here in san francisco, we will or may see a huge boom with kindergarten and first grade students in the next, 7 to 10 years and so we now are looking at commissioner mendoza-mcdonnell is on the buildings and ground committee with me and she knows that we have designated areas or properties that we own in san francisco unified as surplus properties. so, in order for us to make i think i guess an informed
decision about our properties in san francisco, at san francisco unified, it is important for us to understand the population growth where is this growth happening? who is moving in, how many students can we an advertise mate will use the system and how many students we will need to plan for? and i thank you for calling this hearing. >> so then, seeing no further opening remarks, we will have the planning department come before us. >> can we have the mic? >> there we go. >> thank you, for being here today. >> thank you so much for having me. good afternoon, supervisors. and the commissioners, my name is gill kelley and i direct the city wide planning division of the planning department for the city. let me just first of all say that this is a great moment, and it is good to be in this partnership with the school
district to do forward looking planning and it is something that should happen and it is my understanding that it has not happened in the past and so this is a great moment for the listening audience and i am not here to present the results of a planning process and we are at the first step and so my role today is to give you a bit of an overview of the growth projections that we see for the city and our work today has been to look at really the long term projections meaning the 20/40 projections basically derived from the abag, and the one bay area plan. and then, to begin to land those on the ground in areas where we have done the land use planning and see where the gaps are. and we look forward in the future to in our process to kind of breaking this down by decade or by five year increments to allow the five year planning that will be useful for the school district. and so, at the beginning this year, the data and let me just see if i can call up on the
i apologize on not being able to... >> mr. kelley i know that it is your first time, but we usually request copies for each of committee members. >> a poll apologies for that. >> i am not able to advance the slides for some reason. >> if we could get some assistance from sfgov tv or the clerk's office on this issue?
>> these are coming up on your screen and i will proceed. >> yes. >> okay. and again i apologize for the tech difficulties but i want to begin by just saying that there are some very large trends that are effecting growth in the city and particularly in the school district population, in general, these are the following return to cities, the sprawl phenomena seems to have piqued and the people are moving back to the urban cores and that includes the family and that is a mega trend that we are feeling the results of and there has been a decline in driving and a desire to live where there is more mobility for transit and walking service and those to the benefit and the growth of the cities. we are seeing in the san francisco bay area, that the
business and technology sector in particular is beginning to urbanize as well and we are seeing the location of many of the headquarters for the social media and the other high-techology companies in the heart of the city which is bringing the employment and the population back into the city. and there is also, a state policy around the greenhouse gas to the growth of the transit serviced areas and then finally as was alluded to in the opening remarks, increasingly millennials and the boomers want to live in the city, and so they are having children and quet is will they stay? that is kind of the big question for us going forward.
this comes from the area and updating this plan in 2017 and the growth projections are robust for the bay area and you can see two million people in that next, 25-year time frame and a bunch of that will land in san francisco and about 15 percent of the regional share and that is 92,000 housing units or over 200,000 new people in san francisco by 2040. and about 190,000 new jobs in san francisco. we need to start breaking this down into new terms and that is the scale of growth and you can imagine 200,000 coming as it is the whole city's worth of
population. we have tools that we have been using to plan for the growth and make sure that the amenities and services are there, we have plans and agreements and some redevelopment that will take some of the growth that have enforce able obligations and a smaller amount of growth outside of these areas. and these, and this map is sort of a depiction of the area plans that have already been done. again we expect that a lot of this growth will land on the east side of the city and the south east side in particular and, supervisor kim alluded to earlier but that is not an exclusive phenomena, there will be growth and change in other areas of the city as well just not to the extreme extent. remember that this slide is really depicting new growth and how the hold holds change in the existing stock is an
interesting question for school planning. and this slide, depicts that we are in fact, still sort of hunting for space for 50,000 jobs that we have not landed yet, and we have done a good job of estimating where the housing growth will go, but not all of the employment growth. and this is in the central soma for example. and the difference between those numbers on the bottom line. and this is simply a series that just shows on the top in two dimensions and on the bottom, three, and the densities and what we expect in the middle column for the new growth to be located and just the new housing and then in the final composite,, and so again, the bottom half of this is simply, depicting that in a 3 d format and simply, you can see
the concentrations in the center and in the eastern neighborhoods. and simply, with the jobs that is even more exaggerated on the jobs front and here is where we expect the new jobs to go compared to where they are now. i just wanted to end with these challenges which, will be no surprise to you, but they do underlie these conversations with the school districts. which is that again, we need to understand more about what are the preferences of the mel lenals with the school aged children, what are they looking for besides good schools and that has to be part of the planning work and where the infrastructure demands that we need to accommodate the growth and population and that lands heavily on the transportation discussion. much of the new growth area, we have efficient transportation services and housing costs of course, are a huge driver in
this conversation, and will families be able to afford to live in san francisco, much discussion and work going on that currently, but that remains, a major issue as to how many families will actually be able to afford to live in san francisco. what will be the diversety of the population that will be arriving here and staying here. and then, finally, how do we sort of plan for, or up and down, in the economic cycles that will undoubtedly be seeing over this longer term planning period? and these are sort of the unknowns in projecting for the school populations but they effect other components of our planning work, and so i just wanted to give you that overview, and again to say that, we are really at the beginning of this planning work with the school district and we look forward to the partnership and i think that it is meaningful for both of our entities. >> thank you, mr. kelley. and just a couple of questions. >> yes. >> first i am really glad that
manning department and sfuc is sitting down and actually in my recollection, i think that it is the first time that this has ever happened and it is actually a positive because since the 80s what we have seen is a declining population up to 6 or 7 years ago when it started to stud j and we start to see a grow growth back into usfusd and some that was initially some of the factors that was initially slated to was actually that the economy had gone down hill and many parents, you know, were choosing public schools because of the affordable option for them to stay in the city and but now as the economy comes back into swing, we are seeing that enrollment continues to grow and there is a positive trend of not just families staying in san francisco, but the families who stay here choosing to go to public school, which i think says a lot about the achievements that the school